District 4 Westfield City Council member Chuck Lehman is running for re-election.
Prior to moving to Westfield in 2007, Lehman, a Republican, served as a town council president in Kentland and also as a county commissioner in Newton County.
After Lehman and his wife, Patricia, moved to Westfield, he was approached by Mayor Andy Cook in 2011 and appointed to serve on the Westfield Advisory Plan Commission. In 2013, when the District 4 councilman died, Lehman was elected by precinct committeemen to complete the council term.
Lehman was re-elected in 2015.
Lehman said he advocates for fiscal responsibility, community development and public safety.
“I look at the financial sustainability. That’s a key component of what we do,” Lehman said. “I think right at the top is community development, but not in the development form, more community quality of life. I think public safety is huge. Those are our duties and responsibilities. I’m very passionate about public safety, providing the right training-equipment needs for the services of both our police and fire department. I think that’s just a key component of what makes our community great, or any community great.”
Lehman is a founding member of the Rotary Club of Westfield. He owns Any Lab Test Now with locations in Carmel and Fishers.
“I’m a business person. I’m active in business,” he said. “I’m active in the community of Westfield. I have a pretty good variety of experience throughout Hamilton County.”
Lehman is being challenged for the District 4 seat by Scott Frei. The primary election is May 7.